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Heartbleed Bug Update: Community Response
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As many of you remember, we covered the Heartbleed Bug news break last week. This latest security flaw has grabbed the attention of IT Professionals and SMB end users alike due to its attack on the OpenSSL standard, and the fact that it took so long to uncover. We have recently received two responses from our community with tips for ensuring safety in the wake of this bug. To start, long-time SMB Nation Community member, Carl Mazzanti, CEO, eMazzanti Technologies, sent over an e-mail with information on how they are keeping their eCare customers safe:
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Office 2003 Joins Windows XP on the Scrapheap of Obsolescence
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You’d have to be living in a cave somewhere to have missed the fact that Microsoft ended all service and support for Windows XP last week. The amount of hype surrounding the move has been staggering. So much attention in the channel has been focused on the XP story that you could be forgiven if you had missed the fact that XP wasn’t alone in being banished to the scrapheap of software obsolescence. Microsoft Office 2003, long a stalwart of office applications, has likewise and simultaneously been cut off and Microsoft is making a strong push to migrate users to Office 365. “The term ‘parad...
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Retrospect Asks: How has Retrospect Helped You?
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Since 1984, more than a million businesses have chosen Retrospect to provide a complete and versatile Backup & Recovery, Data Archiving, and Duplication solution. With 25 years experience working directly with SMB customers, Retrospect continues to hand-craft a complete 3-in-1 data protection solution for Windows, Mac, and Linux designed specifically to meet the needs of small and medium businesses. We asked a few what they thought of it.
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AT&T Announces Investment of $120 Million in South Dakota Over Past Four Years
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Today, AT&T announced that it has invested approximately $120 million in upgrades to both its wireless and wired networks in South Dakota between 2010 and 2013. This resulted in a variety of enhancements (see below) as well as the addition of two new LTE markets in Brookings and Watertown. “AT&T is making robust investments locally to make sure that residents can take full advantage of the latest services and tools, and that businesses have the speed they need to compete and grow,” said Cheryl Riley, director of external affairs, AT&T South Dakota, in a press release today.
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GFI MAX Announces Schedule for MAX 2014 Events
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This morning, GFI MAX announced that it will be hosting its fourth annual customer event series, MAX 2014 in September of this year. To date, tour stops include Australia, England, Germany and the US. “Every organization has the potential to improve the way it does business and by bringing our customers together each year, we provide the opportunity not only to learn about the future of the MAX platform and industry best practices, but also to network with and learn from each other, gaining practical and actionable real-world advice on how to deliver outstanding service to their clients and a...
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6 Social Media Tips MSPs Can’t Afford to Ignore
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Social media has changed the way companies market their brands and manage their reputation so much so that it's now common to see social media sites being the main platform for sales and marketing programs. With Facebook and Twitter entering the limelight and gaining millions of users worldwide, the world is quickly becoming smaller and the communities based on sharing have been able to rapidly advance brand exposure for businesses of all sizes. While businesses now enjoy an accessible, flexible and not to mention more exciting medium of customer interaction, social media can harm businesses...
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The week that was – April 11, 2014
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Ingram Micro reinforces cloud offensive Ingram Micro had numerous developments for channel partners during its Ingram Micro Cloud Summit 2014, held in Hollywood, Fla. The IT distributor announced cloud partnerships with IBM and Parallels and introduced a series of new hosted services and tools aimed at simplifying deployment, management and billing for cloud services as more business migrates to the cloud. The relationship with Parallels is based on an equity investment made by Ingram (Cisco also made an investment in Parallels last year) and will see Ingram Micro adopt and deploy Parallels A...
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Ingram Micro and Parallels Expand Partnership
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Early this week, Parallels announced that it has expanded its current strategic alliance with Ingram Micro, Inc. With this expansion, Ingram Micro will adopt Parallels Automation as the core service delivery platform for its new Cloud Marketplace.
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